68-rebecca-selfieAn Adelaide psychologist who specialises in educational assessments joins our show this week, just before the summer school holidays and is asked what parents should plan so their kids get the best out of the break.

Rebecca Rossi’s answer will surprise some and sound like common sense to others.

By the way, that picture is Rebecca’s first ever selfie, waiting for a friend at Fork In The Road.

We have more wine to give away and this time it’s a bottle of D’Arenburg 2011 D’Arry’s Original Shiraz Grenache from McLaren Vale, courtesy of The Arkaba Hotel.

To enter you only have to be a member of our In Crowd mailing list and before 11.59pm this Sunday night, December 14, 2014, send a tweet to @BoringAdelaide mentioning Shiraz Grenache OR write a comment using Shiraz Grenache on our Facebook Page OR just send us an email containing Shiraz Grenache.

In other stories we go offtap, a former local radio man, Chris Glenn, sends a South Australia Gram to his parents, a local screenwriter wins major Science Fiction award and members of the @SocADL Xmas show record some snippets of wisdom with us about social media forecasts for 2015.

Finally, we drift home with music from Peter Clayton.

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00:00:00 Outtake  Roller door up
00:00:27 Theme Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:37 South Australian Drink Of The Week

D’Aerenberg Shiraz Grenache 2011 from McLaren Vale. Tasting notes.

This wine has been made possible by The Arkaba Hotel and its Enomatic System which lets you have your wine by the glass EXACTLY as the winemaker intended and even lets you buy a sneaky shot of a super premium wine without paying for the whole bottle. Tasting notes.

Here’s how to win your own bottle of this great drop from D’Arenberg this week. Just write Shiraz Grenache on our Facebook Page OR tweet @boringadelaide with Shiraz Grenache in the tweet OR email us at [email protected] using the term Shiraz Grenache in the subject or body BEFORE 11:59pm, Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Make sure you’ve also joined our In Crowd mailing list so we can email you on Monday, December 8 to tell you how to collect your winnings.

00:10:27 Shout outs

Steve: Sunday Assembly crowd, they gather monthly to . They are doing Yule Rock this Sunday in Hindmarsh Square from 2-4pm. It’s a family event with music by Forte and the Misfits of Sythia featuring Emily Morris, games, and words of wisdom.

Steve: Simon Butters. winner of the 2014 John Hinde Awards for Unproduced Science Fiction script.

00:16:43 Interview: Rebecca Rossi

Rebecca works at Attuned Pyschology in North Adelaide where she performs Educational Assessments on students to help identify educational needs, whether it is identifying gifted students or particular obstacles in the way of students so their teachers and schools can work with them more effectively.

But she is also a budding social media superstar and two weeks ago was the voice behind @WeAreADL.

00:37:06 Is It News?
Susan challenges the guys to pick the REAL news headline from a South Australian publication.
00:44:20 South Australia Gram Chris Glenn sends a message to his folks from Japan.
00:46:47 Stories without notice

Susan: Why have to ask for receipts.

Steve: Offtap

00:53:07 Vox Pops:
@SocADL vox pops about social media.
00:58:05 Adelaide Visa Council
  • Paul Dennett ‏@IndiaInOz (No case to answer)
  • Johnny ‏@SouthOzJohnny (Visa granted)
  • Anoëlka ‏@spokenli (Visa granted)
01:09:22 Musical Pilgrimage

And our music tonight suggested by Adrian Miller from the Radio Adelaide Monday night music program, Songcatcher, is from Peter Clayton with Deaf, Dumb & Blind.

Peter is a regular at several open mics around town and so anyone wanting to hear his incredible voice in the flesh can actually do so.

Known for his exquisite finger picking guitar style and rich resonant voice, he has been playing around Adelaide for many years:
“I did the coffee lounge thing then, back in the late 60’s, early 70’s, when Cat Stevens, Jackson Browne, Gordon Lightfoot and so many other singer/songwriters were huge.”

Deaf, Dumb & Blind was a winner in SCALA’s 2011 song competition.  He was also a winner in 2013 with “Never Be Mine”

01:18:18 Outtakes  We all learn differently

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